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After six-game absence, Muzzin to make season debut

Jake Muzzin

Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on September 17, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (September 16, 2013 - Source: Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America)

On Wednesday, L.A. received some good news in an otherwise tumultuous week -- injured defenseman Jake Muzzin declared himself ready to make his season debut when the Kings host the Sabres at Staples on Thursday.

Muzzin says he is in for tomorrow - that’s what he thought yesterday would happen

— lisa dillman (@reallisa) October 22, 2014

Muzzin, who missed all six games this year with an upper-body injury, will draw in looking to replace what the Kings lost after Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely following his arrest on suspicion of domestic assault. Voynov was averaging over 23 minutes per game, so it’s possible Muzzin could be thrown directly into some heavy ice time -- even though he’s not quite at 100 percent.

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